Sharks gavin chandler

  • Sharks lived over three-hundred million years ago
  • Sharks are among the oldest living things on Earth
  • Sharks are an apex predator at or near the top of the marine food chain
  • If a massive depletion of sharks happen it will have cascading effects throughout the oceans ecosystem
  • Sharks are carnivorous and eat fish,larger animals like seals,and even other sharks
  • Sharks have become some of the speediest swimmers in the ocean
  • Many shark species known for speed also have slim,torpedo shaped heads
  • There are around two-hundred to two-hundred fifty two species of shark in the ocean
  • The majority of sharks live in temperate and tropical regions
  • Half of all shark species are less than one meter long
  • Sharks come in a variety of colors including bubble gum pink
  • Most shark species will drown if they stop moving in the water
  • Sharks never enter a true state of sleep
  • Sharks use buccal pumping to make sure oxygen never stops when they are on the sea bed
  • Nurse sharks spend most of their time in shallow water
  • The recently discovered Megamouth shark lives in the deepest part of the ocean
  • Only a few species of shark are known to attack humans
  • An average of thirty to fifty shark attacks are reported each year
  • Only five to ten attacks prove to be fatal
  • Almost all sharks like to do there hunting solo
  • The great white shark for example rarely partakes in feeding frenzies
  • The great white shark can eat eleven tons of food a year
  • The most harmless sharks tend to be the largest ones
  • Sharks have the most powerful jaw on the planet
  • Both the sharks upper and lower jaw move, but on humans only the lower jaw moves
  • A shark bites with its lower jaw first then it bites with the upper
  • Sharks belong to a group of fish that have skeletons made of cartilage
  • Sharks breath through a series of five to seven gills located on either side of the body
  • Sharks have multiple rows of teeth
  • If they lose some teeth they continue to grow back
  • Sharks´s skin is made up of a series of scales for easy movement and for saving energy
  • Not all teeth are the same,some can be pointy and others are razor sharp
  • Each type of shark has a different shaped tooth depending on their diet
  • Sharks have a highly developed sense of smell,hearing, and sight
  • Sharks have large livers,flexible cartilaginous skeletons,and enhanced sensory system
  • Sharks livers contain oils which helps sharks keep their balance in the water
  • Some sharks have a nictitating membrane that closes to protect the eye when the shark bites
  • Sharks detect electricity using an organ called Ampullae of Lorenzini
  • Sharks can detect blood based on time it takes to reach one nostril to the other
  • Sharks actually have ears,they are within a small opening on the side of their head
  • One-hundred million sharks may be killed annually often targeted for their fins
  • Some sharks are often caught incidentally by fishing gear set for other types of fish
  • Shark population has dropped ninety percent in just one generation
  • A big problem facing shark conservation efforts in the misconception people have about sharks
  • The great hammerhead is an endangered shark species
  • The World Wildlife Fund or WWF is working to regulate trade in shark´s fin and meat
  • WWF experts continue to study shark habits and gather information on them
  • Shark fin vendors in China have reported an eighty-two percent decline in sales on fins because of conservation efforts and the WWF
  • On July 2013,sharks caught by Europe vessels anywhere in the world must be landed with their fins naturally attached
  • Rhode Island was the eleventh state to ban the sale of shark fins in the United States
  • Most sharks live twenty to thirty years and are reproductive at twelve to fifteen
  • Sharks are k-selected species which mean they produce a small amount of large
  • Baby sharks are called pups
  • There are three ways a shark can be born the eggs are laid,eggs hatch in the mother then are born,and the last way is pup sharks grow inside the mother like humans
  • Sharks can have one to one-hundred babies at a time
  • Sharks dont care for their babies once they are born

Works Cited

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"Basic Facts About Sharks." Defenders of Wildlife. 19 Sept. 2016. Web. 20 Apr. 2017.

Frost, Emily. "Sharks." Ocean Portal | Smithsonian. Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, 14 Mar. 2017. Web. 20 Apr. 2017.

"Shark." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 Feb. 2017. Web. 26 Apr. 2017.

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